Chris Williams

Chris Williams

Chris Williams is an American actor and younger brother of actress and singer Vanessa Williams. He is also the great-great-grandson of William A. Fields, a former slave who served a term in the Tennessee House of Representatives, and the uncle of musician Jillian Hervey. Williams graduated from Georgetown University, and made his first television debut as a paramedic on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (NBC, 1990-1996) in 1992. After making numerous appearances on various TV series throughout the '90s, Williams joined the cast of short-lived sketch comedy series "Hype" (The WB, 2000-2001). In a 2002 episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 2000-present), he portrayed memorable rapper Krazee-Eyez Killa, then made his major feature film debut in "Friday After Next" (2002). Williams then starred as Dwight in "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" (2004), perhaps his best known role to date. He lent his voice to "Crash Tag Team Racing" (2005), beginning his portrayal of Crunch Bandicoot in the "Crash Bandicoot" series of video games. Williams continued his video game voice acting work voicing various characters in "Saints Row" (2006). He portrayed recurring character Todd Carr on "Californication" (Showtime, 2007-2014) during its first season. Williams made a hysterical appearance in a parody of his sister's character on the last season of "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006-2010). He continued to make numerous episodic appearances, then starred in "One Big Happy" (NBC, 2015), which was cancelled after one season, and landed a recurring role on the third season of "Silicon Valley" (HBO, 2014-). He next co-starred in Joel McHale-led sitcom "The Great Indoors" (CBS, 2016-). Williams performed stand-up at many LA venues, like The Improv and The Comedy Store, and trained at The Groundlings.


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